Graduation ceremonies may be put on hold for 2020, but that doesn’t mean you can’t send thoughtful congratulatory gifts. Anyone graduating this year may need a little extra boost to their morale and confidence. Here are some ways to express the pride and appreciation you have for the graduate in your life.
Customized gifts always stand out. They show you’ve taken the time to consider the recipient’s life, achievements, and future goals. Nearly any type of gift can be customized. From commissioned artworks to a specially-blended vape juice, you can add personalized touches to anything your graduate enjoys. If you want to stick to more traditional graduation gifts, look at personalized charm bracelets, custom wall clocks, engraved picture frames, or tote bags with the beneficiary’s name sewn on. Whatever you decide, be sure to include a hand-written message of support with the gift.
Who doesn’t love an edible treat? Since 2020 graduates are spending most of their time at home, it will be an especially nice surprise to find a tasty treat on their doorstep. Spicy or sweet, there are plenty of options to choose from to whet your graduate’s palette. Consumable gifts are wonderful options for people who are packing up to move or trying to cut down on clutter. Gifts that can be eaten and leave little mess are also perfect for the person who is simply hard to shop for because she seems to have it all already.
Giving the gift of an experience is another great idea for people who aren’t impressed by brands or fancy wares. Depending on the graduate’s interests and hobbies, this type of gift could range from a zoo or swimming pool pass to a gift card for skydiving or ziplining. If you can’t narrow it down to one specific activity, consider gifting your grad a day at an adventure or theme park. If the recipient lives far away, perhaps buying plane tickets to visit you or meet up with you somewhere is the perfect present. That way, you can spend quality time together while exploring a new city.
The art of gift-giving takes just a little finesse to do well. It may be tempting to simply put some cash in an envelope. While appreciated, cash gifts can also seem generic. To make your gifts more heartfelt and unique, remember to think of the recipient’s life and buy something that fits. And remember – always include a nice note.